Slim Emcee for Kigaliup Festival

The fourth edition of KigaliUp festival takes place this weekend.

The Amahoro stadium in Rwanda’s capital Kigali will witness nonstop action on Saturday and Sunday afternoons until late, as culture, art, music and poetry light up the city of a thousand hills. Uganda’s own Herman Kabubi, commonly known as Slim Emcee the poet, will be representing the Pearl of Africa at the festival.

This one of the popular faces on Uganda’s poetry scene has already performed at the Lyricist Lounge, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi’s Blankets and Wine this year. Over the weekend, he will be preforming alongside Spoken Word Rwanda, a collection of the country’s finest poets.

“The beautiful people that side should expect to hear African stories painted by a Ugandan prolific mind,” he told The Observer on Wednesday.

Senegal’s hip hop star Didier Awadi, American singers Rhonda Benin and Joey Black have been lined up. These will headline the festival alongside Rwanda’s home-grown musicians such as Alpha Rwirangira, Angel Umutoni and Ras Kayaga, among others.

As is tradition, the cultural village will be host to a diversity of stalls serving food and delicacies from all over the world, a beer garden and an arts and crafts market.

Gates open at 1pm and entrance will be 3,000 Rwandan francs per day, before 6pm.

Source : The Observer

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